Govt planning to reach out to estranged Baloch youth for sake of peace in Balochistan: PM

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the government is planning to reach out to the estranged Baloch youth for the sake of peace in Balochistan.

Addressing elders and notables of Gwadar today (Monday), he said foes of Pakistan had used these elements in the past, but now the situation has entirely changed.

Imran Khan said the development of Balochistan is the top priority of the government and it has announced historical package for the area. 

The Prime Minister said that 10 billion rupees of loan have been allocated for up-gradation of fishing boats and other tools to safeguard fishermen’s rights. He said that illegal fishing has now been strictly banned.

Imran Khan said that 4000 applications have so far been received from Gwadar for low-cost housing scheme and the government will construct 2,500 housing units on 200 acres of land. He said 4698 youth will be given scholarships under Ehsaas Program.

He announced to provide 3-G and 4-G internet connectivity across the province as communication plays a vital role in the development process.